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Definition 1: the act of burning something - [noun denoting act]

Samples where combustion or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the burning of leaves was prohibited by a town ordinance

Synonyms for combustion in the sense of this definition

(combustion is a kind of ...) the act of changing the unity or wholeness of something

(... is a kind of combustion ) malicious burning to destroy property

"the British term for arson is fire-raising"

(... is a kind of combustion ) the act of setting something on fire

(... is a kind of combustion ) the act of burning something completely; reducing it to ashes

Definition 2: a process in which a substance reacts with oxygen to give heat and light - [noun denoting process]

Synonyms for combustion in the sense of this definition

(combustion is a kind of ...) the process of oxidizing; the addition of oxygen to a compound with a loss of electrons; always occurs accompanied by reduction

(... is a kind of combustion ) combustion that propagates through a gas or along the surface of an explosive at a rapid rate driven by the transfer of heat

(... is a kind of combustion ) the process of combustion of inflammable materials producing heat and light and (often) smoke

"fire was one of our ancestors' first discoveries"

(... is a kind of combustion ) the combustion of fuel inside a cylinder (as in an internal-combustion engine)

Definition 3: a state of violent disturbance and excitement - [noun denoting state]

Samples where combustion or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • combustion grew until revolt was unavoidable

(combustion is a kind of ...) a state of commotion and noise and confusion

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